In Flames Lyrics

It was the year 1990, Jesper decided to take leave of the
band Ceremonial Oath, that he was currently in, together
with Anders Fridén and Anders Iwers (Tiamat)

He wanted to make music in a different direction, and he
teamed up with Johan Larsson and Glenn Ljungström to
form IN FLAMES. The gang made a demo and shipped it off to
Wrong Again records in order to get a record-deal, which
they did. The owner of the company enjoyed the music so
much that he immediately gave them a deal over the phone,
as they rang him up one night. More...

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great lyrics | Reviewer: Max
    ------ About the song The Mirror's Truth performed by In Flames

I agree with Kayy, this is a song about how we are slowly killing planet earth without realising it.

These lyrics combined with the lyrics of Leeches (from Come Clarity album) describe my feelings... I'm so lost in how to rebel to this...

My take on leeches lyrics | Reviewer: Max
    ------ About the song Leeches performed by In Flames

Of course In Flames lyrics can by interpreted in many diffrent ways but this is the way I like to interprete them.

We're like leeches
In ignorance we trust"
- *We're like leeches* refers to humanity only leeching from mother earth and not giving back. This is a pagan interpretation but IF lyrics can in many cases be interpreted pagan.
- *in ignorance we trust* We idolise and almost worship people who do not really care about this world like pop-musicians, politicians and religious leaders. Blind leading the blind.

"If you say this way I will take that way
Fuel for the fire on which I thrive"
- *If you say this way I will take that way* stands for the person realising the statement made in the previous couplet that will ultimately reject the current pop-culture and be very diffrent from so called leeches.
- *Fuel for the fire on which I thrive* refers to the growing confidence in a person that rejects the leeches by seeing how little they know and how close-minded they are.

"Spit me out
I'm glad I don't belong
Save me the speech
You'll be forgotten and gone"
- *Spit me out, I'm glad I don't belong* The person who rejects the leeches will be happy with his 'lonely' place in society.
- *Save me the speech* The person who rejects the leeches does not care about leeches looking down on him because he knows more about the actual world than the leech.
- *You'll be forgotten and gone* Very powerful one... If humanity continues as it is, it will take down the world and the people on it. On the other hand: if humanity realises it is going down the drain they will assign the leech as the cause of this.

They preach to us
Words of wisdom from blocked minds"
- *Words of wisdom from blocked minds* refers to muslims, jews and christians thinking that they figured it all out while in fact they are the root to all problems in this world.

"It burns
It rips it hurts
They make you believe your turn
The chance of a lifetime
How does it feel to be alive?"
- *It burns it rips it hurts* it is painful for the person who rejects the leeches to see the world going down the drain.
- *How does it feel to be alive?* Refers to the leeches thinking they know what life is about and them looking down on the persons who reject them and not understanding why they don't want to 'be alive'.

"A tear for the poet
That can't be heard
Praise the artist that steals"
- I never understood this to be honest....

Quite a long interpretation, replies with thought would be nice :-)

the truth | Reviewer: megatronik
    ------ About the song Reroute To Remain performed by In Flames

This is about evolution. "We hold onto whatever lie to get us through" is the evolution of religion and man together on the planet through the timeline of our race. We used to wander in circles etc... but now we're smart enough to design new latitudes...we can reroute ourselves to remain instead of our self destructiveness.

The Attic | Reviewer: 15kol
    ------ About the song The Attic performed by In Flames

Well, Anders himself never wanted to explain this song and I think he was right. Song is meant to be understood by each individual differently.

My view on this song is that he is talking about his own mind.
Since word attic is used, we can take that as comparation with mind (structure of house=structure of person --> attic under roof, mind under top of head)

It means he is lost in his own mind. Constantly thinking about something, yet he doesn't understand it. Due to confusing world outside he prefers to stay alone with his mind. He sees his outer image of himself, but he doesn't even recognize it. As a solution he sees closing himself from other people.

Despite that rope is a symbol for suicide, he doesn't use it as such, but he use it as a metaphore. He wants to build some kind of mind trap to protect him from the sorroundings which he finds distant and strange.

Meaning | Reviewer: Slash
    ------ About the song Come Clarity performed by In Flames

This song means that we all got an awsome life if we move our lazy asses and do something usefull with our time ... spare your energy for something that got a meaning and can get you somewhere !

Nostradamus | Reviewer: KP
    ------ About the song Dawn Of A New Day performed by In Flames

It just goes to show, you can see anything you want to see if you try hard enough. Twist hard enough and anything will lose its shape.. even words. Communist? Perhaps.. I bet you believe Romeo & Juliet was a love story, that the CIA had John Lennon killed and Nostradamus was anything other than a alchemist huffed up on fumes.

sad and lonely but there will be dawn anyway | Reviewer: Jeremy
    ------ About the song Dead Alone performed by In Flames

It is the song. that shows how lonesome man can be in this world of frustration/ It is the experience of some person who we don't know and never will. But Light comes always after Darkness.

However long the night, the dawn will break!

epic | Reviewer: Thepeca
    ------ About the song Ordinary Story performed by In Flames

Personally i never liked In-Flames that much, but this song, this track alone made them big in my eyes. This is perfect. It reflects the morally rotten world as it is, and it's music is written to emotionally reinforce that feeling with a nice groove and melody on top.. its just perfect. Give it a listen if you didnt yet. Its an epic classic.

glam? | Reviewer: vandila ind
    ------ About the song My Sweet Shadow performed by In Flames

If your going to cry about your lady feelings please call it glam music inflames is a discrace to medolic death metal
PS metal up your ass rip cliff I'm sorry this is the metal we give you :(

I am the chosen pessimist | Reviewer: The Pessimist
    ------ About the song The Chosen Pessimist performed by In Flames

I felt all the emotion with this song. As a person who sees life in such a negative way this song impacts me. Everything you do is a failure in some way, maybe someone didn't like it or the plan in your mind wasn't the result. As a pessimist you cannot see who is your friend or just put up with you and the situation your read into too much and you question everything, normally coming up with the worst senario.

Second chapter is the choices in life, you love some and hate others but on the hard days you follow the path of hate, on the easier days its love. The happy vs the sad.

Third chapter is a very very depressive thought, "I'm the burden" which I personally feel in every single situation. My other half is 'The Halo' but always in my mind I cannot feel it, I'm the bad guy all the time in every single situation... He's the good guy... But that doesn't matter because having someone there helps to rip you from the dark depressive situation you are in.

The trials and tribulations is the anger being released hence the lore aggressive playing. I personally find life a struggle and full of judgement, fly from here could relate to suicide as then the trial is over.

The part saying carving your name in stone means its permanent and the feeling of pessimism and depression will never change.

This is my interpretation of the song, one which I think perfectly matches my feelings of the world where everything which could go wrong went wrong. I cannot remember when I have been positive about anything and even when I tried lying about my pessimism I still got caught out.

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